Black Sabbath performed the world premiere of a new song eMethademicf at their first Melbourne show at Rod Laver Arena on Monday night.
eMethademicf is one of the three bonus tracks that will feature on the deluxe edition of the e13f album, due in June.
Touring drummer Tommy Clufetos, who replaced Bill Ward for the tour, made perfect sense for Sabbath as he served his apprenticeship in the Ozzy Osbourne band. Clufetos left Rob Zombiefs band in 2010 to join Ozzy but he does not play on the upcoming e13f album. Rage Against The Machinefs Brad Wilk replaced Ward for studio duties.
Black Sabbath has returned to Australia with Ozzy on vocals for the first time since the early 1970s. Ozzy has toured Australia twice as a solo artist and Heaven and Hell featuring Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Ronnie James Dio toured Australia in 2007. The Heaven and Hell line-up also toured Australia in 1980. Black Sabbath toured Australia with Ozzy in January, 1973 and November, 1974.
The Black Sabbath setlist from Rod Laver Arena was:
War Pigs (from Paranoid, 1970) Into the Void (from Master of Reality, 1971) Under the Sun (from Black Sabbath Vol 4, 1972) Snowblind (from Black Sabbath Vol 4, 1972) Electric Funeral (from Paranoid, 1970) Black Sabbath (from Black Sabbath, 1970) Behind the Wall of Sleep (from Black Sabbath, 1970) (Ended with Geezer Butler bass solo) N.I.B. (from Black Sabbath, 1970) Methademic (World Premiere) (from 13 bonus track, 2013) Fairies Wear Boots (from Paranoid, 1970) Symptom of the Universe (from Sabotage, 1975) Tommy Clufetos drum solo Iron Man (from Paranoid, 1970) God Is Dead? (from 13, 2013) Dirty Women (from Technical Ecstasy, 1976) Children of the Grave (from Master of Reality, 1971)